9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Zurich

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Helsinki

— 4 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Pack the 30th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Helsinki holiday builder website.

Zurich, Switzerland to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Zurich in July, plan for little chillier days in Helsinki, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Parks
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Koli National Park

— 2 nights
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
On the 4th (Wed), hike along Akka-Koli Hill and then hike along Paha-Koli Hill. Keep things going the next day: soothe aching muscles at Koli Relax Spa, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, and then trek along Ukko-Koli Hill.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Koli National Park holiday site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park. August in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Spas

Side Trip

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Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 6th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and then explore the striking landscape at Hiidenvuori.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kouvola trip planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Kouvola takes 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 5 — 7:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."